Friday, June 29, 2012

A little of this and a little of that

Wow, I really shouldn't wait so long between making entries on the blog.  Blogger has changed things and now I get to see if I can figure it out.  I just got a new Ladybug spinning wheel this month.  I am loving it.  I made this yarn from some Frog Tree Yarns Meriboo Roving, which is 70% Merino  wool and 30% Bamboo Viscose.  This is about 222 yards from the 4 ounces I spun.
I've also been knitting.  This is one of the Mother Bear bears I have finished recently.

I've finished two and have another one on the needles.  I've also completed Gabby the Garden Monster recently too.  I'm participating in StashDash  again this year.  I set my goal at 907 grams or about 2 pounds.  I think I'm going to exceed that easily.  I'm at 743 grams now and I haven't counted the yarn that's going into my February Lady sweater. (I'm only going to count the 350 grams that I'm in the process of using since Stash Dash started.) That's going to put me over without doing any spinning for the Tour de Fleece or any knitting for the Ravellenic games and I hope to participate in both.
There is also gardening going on here.  I'm getting plenty of tomatoes, some bell peppers, some zuchini and carrots.  The birds are enjoying my blueberries before I can get them, but there will be more next year and maybe even enough for all of us to have some.
We are still working on the new property and it's coming along slowly.  It's just too hot and humid at the moment to spend and length of time outside.
Off to have some lunch and do some knitting.  I have a bear with no arms and a sock that needs a gusset finished.